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Painting and Drawing Artist's Talk Series Presents: ANTHONY BURNHAM

March 1, 2014

"I'm fascinated by the way we get to know objects through images of them -- sometimes those images have a complicated and ambiguous history" - Anthony Burnham

Anthony Burnham, Fragment 2009, oil on canvas. Collection of Michel Yergeau. Courtesy of The Banff Centre Anthony Burnham, Fragment 2009, oil on canvas. Collection of Michel Yergeau. Courtesy of The Banff Centre

Montreal-based artist Anthony Burnham practice re-examines the practice of painting through the perspective of other media, notably sculpture and photography. His paintings take as their themes the formal and symbolic components that have played a central role in the history of painting, such as perspective, illusionism and the grid. In Burnham's work, both concept and process are intrinsic to the work and the resulting image/surface has a subtle, imbued tactility that speak to his observations on the relations between different media.

"Burnham's approach to rethinking and remaking is essential.... Sculptural constructions, folds, copies, and photographs give the artist an intimate knowledge of his subject and of their spatial relationships - the final paintings are a reflection of these carefully crafted relationships."  -Daniel Baird, Canadian Art Magazine

Anthony Burnham holds a BFA from Concordia University and currently lives and works in Montreal. Over the past years he has exhibited his work in Canada, Spain, Austria, and France. In 2008, he took part in the Québec Triennial, Nothing Is Lost, Nothing Is Created, Everything Is Transformed (Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal). In 2009 he was short listed for the RBC painting competition and in 2011 his project titled Even Space Does Not Repeat, circulated between The Walter Philips Gallery and Carleton University Art Gallery.  His work was recently included in the Painting Project/Project Peinture at Galerie de l'UQAM. He is represented by Galerie René Blouin.

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Description:  Artist's talk by painter Anthony Burnham

When:    Wednesday,  March 19, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Where:    VA 323, 1395 René Lévesque Blvd. W


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